Dr Chidambaram Prakash

Dr Chidambaram Prakash

MBBS, DPM (NIMHANS), FRANZCP, Cert of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (RANZCP)

Dr Chidambaram Prakash is the Principal Hospital Psychiatrist (clinical lead for hospital based mental health services) at RCH. He is also the clinical leader for the suicide interventions programs within RCH Mental Health. His special interests include neuropsychiatry, suicide interventions, providing expert consultations to GPs, Paediatricians and allied health staff and the management of patients with severe neurodevelopmental disorders.

“I’m delighted to be a part of the Campus Mental Health Strategy. It is an excellent initiative to upskill, train, inform and equip health care staff across disciplines to assess and manage mild to moderate mental health problems in children and adolescents thereby taking mental health care to the children and adolescents via their primary care providers and avoiding the anxiety of seeing staff within specialist mental health services. It supports the National Mental Health strategy and state mental health strategy that came out of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental health services” – Dr Chidambaram Prakash.

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At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.

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